Bucks host A.I. and injury-plagued Sixers
=== Bucks host A.I. and injury-plagued Sixers ===
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers try to avoid losing
their second straight on the road tonight when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks
for an Eastern Conference battle at the Bradley Center.
Injuries continue to effect the 76ers, who were defeated by the New York
Knicks, 99-88, on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
Allen Iverson paced Philadelphia with 27 points. Eric Snow, Kenny Thomas and
Aaron McKie each netted 14 points for the 76ers, who had a two-game winning
Philadelphia once again played without forwards Glenn Robinson (ankle) and
Derrick Coleman (knee). Coleman is questionable for tonight’s game.
Robinson, who is a former Buck, was placed on the injured list Tuesday. The
76ers activated guard Greg Buckner, who was out with a hamstring injury.
Buckner has not played in a game this season.
Philadelphia’s Marc Jackson collected 11 points and nine rebounds against the
Knicks, while Eric Snow handed out eight assists.
The 76ers were an impressive 29-of-32 from the foul line against the Knicks.
Thomas is questionable for tonight’s game with right knee tendinitis.
Philadelphia is 4-4 as the visitor this season.
Toni Kukoc scored 15 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to an easy 82-62 win
over the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on Sunday.
Tim Thomas and Michael Redd each contributed 14 points for the Bucks, who put
an end to their three-game skid.
Joe Smith chipped in 12, while T.J. Ford added eight points, eight rebounds
and six assists in the win.
The Bucks are 3-3 at home.
In 2002-03, the teams split four games as each club won once at home and once
on the road. Philadelphia defeated the Bucks, 108-81, at the Bradley Center on
January 28, 2003 to snap a two-game losing streak to Milwaukee
Overall, the 76ers have won five seven and six of the last nine meetings
between the two squads.
Philadelphia has been victorious in three of four and eight of its last 10 at